Boy who brought gun to school sent to alternative classes

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - The discipline board of the Jackson Madison County Schools has sent a 13-year-old to alternative school after he brought an unloaded pistol to school.

Superintendent Nancy Zambito says the boy did something that "wasn't smart," but keeping him in the school system will get him some help and he can be brought back to South Side High School next year.

Another student reported the boy had a gun in his bookpack. Police found the weapon, but there was no ammunition for it.

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